ID: DT  Project - Envelope Booklet
Closed Size: 4.75"w x 5"h x 1"thk

Created: February 7, 2011

SUPPLIES: (Note: most of the supplies can be found online at (items in Pink)
Envelopes from Utility company 12 to 20 env.   4" x 9"
Chipboard (1.5mm thick)
Decorative Papers
Mulberry Paper
Shrink Plastic
small oven (dedicated to crafts)
Spellbinders Nestabilities "
Labels Ten" "Large labels" "Dahlia"
Sizzix "On the Edge Scallops", "On the Edge File Tabs", "Frame Back Ornate 3", "Elegant Flourishes"
Die Cutting Machine of choice
Big Shot
Versafine Black Onyx
Distress Stamp pads "Dusty Concord"
Lumiere Paint  "
Pearl Violet "
Ritz micro fine Glitter "Lavender"
Rubber Stamp  Gentle Word" set, "Flourishes"
Punches Large Sakura flower and medium sized Daisy
X-Acto knife
Sharp scissors
Craft Sheet
Bone folder

Golden's Extra heavy Gel medium

various adhesives Sookwang Tape, White Glue, Glue stick




Cut a piece of chipboard about 5.25" wide and the length of the chipboard. Use the Scallop On the Edge die, to die cut the right hand side of the cover, then trim the left hand side down with an x-acto blade or trimmer to the width needed (4.75"). Die cut the bottom edge, matching the right hand scallop so it makes a neat merge. Do the same for the top edge.

TIP: I put a piece of masking tape on the die at right angles to the side so I can butt my chipboard up against it and get a straight cut.

Do the same cuts on a second piece of chipboard so they match. If you're using coated chipboard, make sure you match the scallops correctly - they're not symmetrical,  so you'll need to flip your chipboard.

Paint the outside, inside and edges with the Lumiere paint.  When dry, cover the outside with the marble scrapbook paper.

Die cut the shrink plastic with the #1(smallest) Labels 10 die. Stamp the word with the black stamp pad and bake as per directions. Remove from oven and carefully press down between a craft sheet for a second to let it cool flat.

Glue 2 pieces of mulberry paper together with a glue stick, press down firmly to adhere and let dry a few minutes (adds strength and is easier to punch out). Punch out the Sakura flower. Punch out the daisy type flower from a matching color. Assemble the flower with a dot of liquid glue for the flowers and some extra heavy gel medium for the shrink plastic piece. Set aside to assemble on card later.

Die cut 2 of the large flourishes, paint and while wet sprinkle the glitter. Put aside to dry.



Seal 6 of the envelopes and slit the opposite long edge. Fold in half. (the rest will be used below)

Die cut various elements from coordinating scrapbook papers.  Some that will be used to join two envelopes together and some to cover the envelope writing and or as a decorative feature. Stamp some flourishes on some of the envelopes to add interest. I used both the positive and negative pieces of the Ornate frame die. You can see the positive piece sticking out on the inside cover on the right and the negative piece below, which was spliced so you don't see the join. I also did this negative one and placed it horizontally on the page. Lots of options with the same die.

I also adhered some of the envelopes with a torn piece of mulberry paper and then added the Dahlia die cut on top. (see below)

Before adhering the first and last envelope to the backs of the covers, I adhered a piece of mulberry paper to the spine. It added a color element and gave it a more finished look.


The inserts in the envelopes make it easy to insert and remove small pieces without turning the whole booklet over.

Seal the envelopes and cut them in half, perpendicular to the sealed edge. I cut it to about 4.25". I covered the top edge of what would be the front of the envelope with about a 1" wide strip of paper to add strength for the tab. It also covered a bit of some writing. I die cut it with the on the edge tab die using the masking tape as a guideline. I flipped some so I had alternating tabs and did some with the center tab.

The finishing touch was to adhere the flourish on the cover with some white glue. I spliced a small piece from the second flourish at the bottom section. I then adhered the flowers. Let everything dry.



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